Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 52% 40% 6% 2% 245
Arizona 56% 38% 3% 2% 172
Arkansas 51% 46% 1% 2% 135
California 44% 51% 3% 2% 822
Colorado 65% 31% 2% 2% 106
Florida 47% 47% 4% 2% 562
Georgia 48% 47% 3% 2% 379
Illinois 49% 46% 3% 2% 320
Indiana 61% 33% 5% 1% 234
Kentucky 58% 32% 7% 3% 183
Louisiana 50% 43% 2% 5% 186
Maryland 50% 45% 2% 2% 154
Michigan 47% 48% 2% 2% 278
Minnesota 58% 39% 3% 1% 126
Mississippi 44% 47% 7% 2% 169
Missouri 55% 39% 3% 3% 186
New Jersey 35% 61% 1% 3% 171
New York 40% 51% 5% 4% 400
North Carolina 47% 47% 4% 2% 352
Ohio 48% 48% 2% 1% 336
Oklahoma 55% 42% 1% 3% 152
Pennsylvania 59% 35% 4% 2% 368
South Carolina 44% 47% 6% 3% 230
Tennessee 48% 46% 3% 3% 297
Texas 49% 43% 4% 3% 935
Virginia 54% 39% 4% 3% 262
Washington 50% 45% 2% 3% 145
West Virginia 51% 46% 1% 1% 134
Wisconsin 61% 34% 3% 2% 158

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